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Cloudy with a chance of scaling: Keeping your highly scaled application highly available using the cloud

Cloudy with a chance of scaling: Keeping your highly scaled application highly available using the cloud

As our applications grow, keeping them operational is challenging. High growth means more data, more computation, and more opportunities for problems. The cloud offers the ability to improve scalability while maintaining availability. Lee Atchison explains the keep two mistakes high principal and how to use the cloud to keep applications healthy and growing while keeping costs inline.

Talk Title Cloudy with a chance of scaling: Keeping your highly scaled application highly available using the cloud
Speakers Lee Atchison (New Relic)
Conference Velocity
Conf Tag Build resilient systems at scale
Location Santa Clara, California
Date June 21-23, 2016
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Slides Talk Slides
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As our applications grow, keeping them operational is challenging. High growth means more data, more computation, and more opportunities for problems. The cloud offers the ability to improve scalability while maintaining availability. Lee Atchison explains the “keep two mistakes high” principal and how to use the cloud to keep applications healthy and growing while keeping costs inline. The cloud can be used as an improved data center, giving us the capacity we need when we need it to keep our applications running. Additionally, the cloud can provide redundancy and parallel capacity that allows us to increase our tolerance to problems, reduce the risk of our application failing, and increase our ability to handle important compliance requirements. As mobile and IoT applications become more and more prevalent, data handling at scale is becoming more and more critical. The cloud can help us here by providing unique and useful alternatives to traditional computing to keep our application operating, even with increased data volume. By giving us the ability to grow our computational capacity and our data handling capabilities essentially endlessly, the cloud gives us the ability to handle our increased user needs. Doing this in a way that doesn’t cost us a fortune yet keeps our application highly available does not come automatically. But it can be accomplished with the right techniques. This session is sponsored by New Relic.

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